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Aug 28, 2015 11:57 am

Melvin Guillard: ‘The Reebok Deal Is A Slap In The Face To Veterans’

Former UFC and WSOF lightweight Melvin Guillard is now set to make his Bellator MMA debut Friday night against Brandon Girtz in the main event. Guillard’s brief stint with WSOF did not go well and there still seems to be a little bad blood between himself and the promotion, however, his departure from the UFC...

Aug 28, 2015 1:37 am

Bellator 141: ‘Guillard vs. Girtz’ Results

Friday night in Temecula, CA Bellator 141 will go down and feature what’s sure to be an exciting main event between former UFC and WSOF lightweight Melvin Guillard as he makes his promotional debut against Brandon Girtz. Also on the main card is the return of heavyweight Justin Wren, who’s returning to the sport after...

Aug 27, 2015 5:35 pm

‘Bellator 141: Guillard vs. Girtz’ Weigh-In Results

Bellator 141 goes down on Friday night and will feature the debut of former UFC and WSOF lightweight Melvin Guillard as he takes on Brandon Girtz in the night’s main event. Also on the main card will be Saad Awad vs. Patricky Freire and two heavyweight scraps, including the return of Justin Wren. The prelims...

Aug 27, 2015 2:07 pm

REPLAY! Stud Show Radio Ep. #89 With Chad Mendes

Stud Show Radio (formerly Team Alpha Male Radio) is a biweekly MMA podcast that airs Tuesday and Thursday right here on BJPENN.COM. The show features hosts Justin Buchholz and Chris Carlino aka Sir Studboy talking to callers and guests about all the latest stories in MMA and beyond.  Guests from Team Alpha Male appear on...

Aug 27, 2015 1:35 pm

Bellator Champ: ‘Fedor’s In Great Shape, Still Has His Speed And Power’

Current Bellator heavyweight champion has recently trained with Fedor Emelianenko and says the MMA legend hasn’t lost a step and is as good as ever ahead of his pending return to the sport. Vitaly Minakov, Bellator’s champ, says he trained with Fedor and learned a lot from ‘The Last Emperor’. He also mentioned that Fedor’s...

Aug 27, 2015 12:34 am

Tour Luke Rockhold’s “Ghetto Palacio” — AKA All Access

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Aug 26, 2015 6:40 pm

WSOF’s One Night Tournament Runs Into Major Problem

The World Series of Fighting has plans to put on an old school one-night, eight-man tournament, however a major detail about the location could derail those plans. Apparently, Washington State, where the event was planned, does not condone elimination tournaments and would not sanction the event. Now, the organization will have to work and find...

Aug 26, 2015 7:29 am

WSOF Exec Hints That He Whooped Guillard In Sparring, Gracie Backs Him Up

Former UFC lightweight, WSOF lightweight and current Bellator fighter Melvin Guillard is preparing for his upcoming debut in the promotion. However, in a recent interview WSOF VP Ali Abdel-Aziz completely blasted Guillard for how he acted while in the promotion. Aziz said, among a lot of other things, that Guillard is ‘sh*t’ and will only...

Aug 26, 2015 1:28 am

WATCH! Poster Signing Gone Wrong Almost Leads To Full-Scale Brawl

Tensions were High between fight camps as Patricky and Saad Awad signed posters for This fridays #Bellator141 . Bellator World Champ Patricio Pitbull caught the eye of possíble title contender Georgi Karakanyan , They have been going back on forth on Twitter and their twitter beef carried over into Bellator check In room . Needless...

Aug 26, 2015 12:08 am

Looks Like MMA Vet Shinya Aoki Isn’t A Fan Of Heights

‘At Evolve MMA, we believe in facing our fears and conquering them. It is a big part of unleashing your true greatness in life. Believe it or not, but one of the greatest fears for some of our World Champions like Shinya Aoki and Orono Wor Petchpun is the fear of heights. Watch ONE Lightweight...

Aug 26, 2015 12:05 am

Bellator Poster Signing Takes A Turn When Two Fighters Get In A Heated Confrontation

Tensions were High between fight camps as Patricky and Saad Awad signed posters for This fridays #Bellator141 , as Bellator World Champ Patricio Pitbull caught the eye of possíble title contender Georgi Karakanyan , They have been going back on forth on Twitter and their twitter beef carried over into Bellator check In Room ....

Aug 25, 2015 6:33 pm

REPLAY! Stud Show Radio Ep. #88

Stud Show Radio (formerly Team Alpha Male Radio) is a biweekly MMA podcast that airs Tuesday and Thursday right here on BJPENN.COM. The show features hosts Justin Buchholz and Chris Carlino aka Sir Studboy talking to callers and guests about all the latest stories in MMA and beyond.  Guests from Team Alpha Male appear on...

Aug 25, 2015 11:24 am

WSOF Announce Eight-Man, One-Night Lightweight Tournament

Heads up fight fans, the World Series of Fighting is taking things back to the old days and will be featuring an eight-man, one-night lightweight tournament to determine the next title challenger. The news was announced by WSOF VP Ali Abdel-Aziz, who appeared on The MMA Hour and released the big surprise. The tournament will...

Aug 25, 2015 10:27 am

WSOF VP: ‘Melvin Guillard Is Sh*t –– He’s The Champ of Tapping Out’

There’s no secret that things didn’t quite work out for former UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard during his time with the World Series of Fighting. Guillard missed weight for his WSOF debut. Then he was given a title fight, which he also failed to make weight for. That fight was changed to a non title fight...

Aug 25, 2015 10:04 am

Melvin Guillard: ‘Bellator Let Me Pick My Debut Fight’

  “Hell no I hadn’t heard of him; I got to pick my fight. I love that about Bellator. They allowed me to pick my first fight. They had John Alessio on the list and a couple others guys I can’t think of off hand. Brandon Girtz, I had no idea who he was. I...

Aug 25, 2015 3:32 am

Mrs. “El Nino” Kerri Anne Melendez Rare Sparring Footage

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Aug 22, 2015 5:05 pm

Melvin Guillard Wants To Be Champ, But Refuses To Fight The Man With The Belt

Former UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard is now in Bellator MMA and looking to eventually grab that title. Only, there’s a problem. He doesn’t want to fight the current champion. Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks is a friend and training partner of Guillard’s and the two are not likely to face off in the Bellator cage....

Aug 22, 2015 2:55 pm

Bellator’s Scott Coker Expects Massive Turnout For ‘Dynamite’ Event

  Bellator MMA boss Scott Coker is planning on Bellator 142 being a huge success. The event, called ‘Dynamite’ will feature a cross promotion with GLORY kickboxing and feature both a cage and a ring in one venue. Coker told MMAJunkie that they have already sold 5,500 tickets for the event and by the time...

Aug 22, 2015 7:10 am

Rockhold’s Kicks Of Death — Could You Take One? — WATCH!

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Aug 22, 2015 12:24 am

REPLAY! Stud Show Radio Ep. #87

Stud Show Radio (formerly Team Alpha Male Radio) is a biweekly MMA podcast that airs Tuesday and Thursday right here on BJPENN.COM. The show features hosts Justin Buchholz and Chris Carlino aka Sir Studboy talking to callers and guests about all the latest stories in MMA and beyond.  Guests from Team Alpha Male appear on...

Aug 21, 2015 2:58 pm

Fighter Seeking Sanctions Against Bellator

Follow along here. A former Bellator fighter, Gavin Sterritt, is looking to bring commission sanctions against his former promotion. So, Sterritt is a student and friend of ‘Rampage’ Jackson, who has his own issues with Bellator. What’s Sterritt’s issue? He was scheduled to fight at Bellator 140, against Brennan Ward, on July 17 and wanted...

Aug 21, 2015 1:26 pm

‘Team Alpha Male’s Grappling Style Is The Best For MMA’

There are plenty of different grappling backgrounds in MMA. They all have their advantages, but it’s clear after watching for a while that some grappling techniques work better than others. So then come the question, what style of grappling is the best for MMA? Our resident MMA experts weighed in and picked a winner: Team...

Aug 21, 2015 2:15 am

GROSS! Fighter Grapples With Nipple Ring In –– Bad Idea (Graphic)

World Series of Fighting’s Phoenix Jones, or Ben Fodor when he’s not crime fighting, recently learned a very important lesson. Do NOT grapple with a nipple ring in. The fighter apparently did not know this, or just didn’t adhere to the warning, and in fact grappled with his nipple rings in. What happened can not...

Aug 19, 2015 6:59 pm

Bellator MMA Signs Olympic Wrestling Hopeful Tyrell Fortune

Bellator MMA just added a highly scouted fighter to their roster in the form of olympic wresting contender Tyrell Fortune. Fortune won’t be making his debut until sometime early in 2016. He’s currently working to try and make the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. He will try to do so during the Olympic trials in...

Aug 19, 2015 6:34 pm

WSOF Signs Lightweights Jason High and Mike Ricci

The World Series of Fighting have added two heavy hitting lightweights to their roster. On Wednesday they announced the signing of Mike Ricci and Jason High. Each fighter have been signed to exclusive contracts and their debut fights will be announced soon. Via press release: LAS VEGAS (August 19, 2015) –World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com)...

Aug 19, 2015 3:55 pm

Bellator 143’s Main Card Complete With Debut Of Heavyweight Ewerton Teixeira

‘Bellator 143: Warren vs. Davis’ has rounded out its main card with the addition of heavyweight Ewerton Teixeira, who will be making his debut against Vinicius Queiroz. Teixeira will come into the fight with an undefeated record of 3-0, while Queiroz brings a 7-3 record with him. The fight will take place on the main...

Aug 19, 2015 5:23 am

AKA’s Killers Gather — Cain, D.C., Rockhold, Khabib, More Training Footage — All Access

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Aug 18, 2015 7:05 pm

Thomson: ‘UFC Just Couldn’t Match Bellator Deal’

  “My understanding is that we have to wear Reebok with the UFC. There’s no other option. Well, you get paid to wear Reebok but you only get paid in their program, whatever their pay scale is. I took my negotiations over to Bellator, where there is no sponsorship tax, so my sponsors can sponsor...